Definition of they'd in English:

they'd

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Pronunciation: /ðeɪd
 
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  • 1They had: they’d almost won the cup
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    • Then, ages after they'd arrived, the crew got water to come out of the hose.
    • No one else they'd ever employed had been able to do what she did as quickly as she did.
    • So they wouldn't say that they'd cooked a meal for their girlfriend or gone to see a film with their boyfriend.
  • 1.1They would: they’d be sitting outside
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    • It does make me wonder whether they'd do the same with their cash-machine PIN numbers.
    • When bad weather came, they'd sail up one of the creeks around the lake for shelter.
    • Yet after an all-nighter they'd go out for a celebratory lunch, then go home and come in late the next day.

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